What's on in March

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Tasmania Reads Week

Celebrate reading and the joy of storytelling from 5–11 March.

Grab a book, host an event, share stories with other booklovers, or join in one of over 70 free events statewide.

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Australian Reading Hour

Take part in this live-streamed event on Thursday 9 March 2023 celebrating fantastic Australian authors and illustrators.

Why not find your next great read with the event's free 'Story Snippets'?

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New arrivals

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Chocolatier: Anvers, Tasmania

Having trained in his native homeland of Belgium, Igor Van Gerwen arrived in Tasmania and started making his chocolate truffles in his garage in Railton in 1989. Over the ensuing 33 years Anvers chocolates have grown into an internationally recognised chocolaterie.

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Those that survive

Tasmania's vintage and veteran recreational vessels

Profiles over 460 vintage or veteran recreational vessels built prior to 1970 that are of significance to Australia's small island state across a wide range of types, sizes and locations and in various stages of condition.

More new arrivals and good reads
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State Library and Tasmanian Archives
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Can you decipher the script?

We are issuing a challenge to Tasmanians to read five different examples of nineteenth-century handwriting, each featuring a different set of records held in the State Archives. Keep an eye on the Instagram page during Tasmania Reads Week and test your skills.

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Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts
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Exhibition: Fancy Dress

Head to the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts where Fancy dress: From tutus to cosplay gives centre stage to over 130 years of dress ups, from the downright bizarre to the truly magnificent. Exhibition opens 10 March.

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Delve into Ann's diary 

The first Friends of the Allport (FOTA) event this year, Kate Vermey: The Jane Austen-esque diaries of Mary Morton Allport’s Mother, is on at the Allport Library and Museum of Fine Arts, Tuesday 21 March. Register now to attend this free talk in person or online.

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